Written by a combination of top academics, industry experts and leading practitioners, this book offers a detailed insight into both unimodal and multimodal carriage of goods. It provides a comprehensive and thoroughly practical guide to the issues that matter today on what is a very complex area of law.
From the papers delivered at the 8th International Colloquium organised by Swansea Law School's prestigious Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, this original work considers current opinions, trends and issues arising from contracts of carriage of goods by sea, land, air, and multi-modal combinations of these, not to mention the legal position of vital participants such as freight forwarders, terminal operators and cargo insurers. The topics under discussion range through issues such as paperwork, piracy, liability for defective containers, damage in transit, the CMR Convention, and the possible effects of the Rotterdam Rules.
An indispensable resource for transport lawyers, industry professionals, academics and post-graduate students of maritime law.
PART 1 Carriage of Goods by Sea Chapter 1. Piracy and Contracts of Carriage by Sea Simon Rainey QC Chapter 2. Liability for Defective Containers: Charting A Course between Seaworthiness, Care for the Cargo and Liabilities of Shippers Frank Stevens Part 2 Carriage of Goods by Land and Air Chapter 3. Liability, Jurisdiction and Enforcement Issues in International Road Carriage - CMR Carrier Liability in the Netherlands and Germany and the Influence of the EU Dr Marian Hoeks Chapter 4. Integrating International Air and Road Carriage: Operational and Liability Issues Dan Soffin Chapter 5. Multimodal Transport under the Warsaw and Montreal Convention Regimes: A Velvet Revolution? Dr George Leloudas Part 3- Multimodal Transport: Current Practice and Future Chapter 6. Who Contracts with Whom? An Analysis of Chinese Exports to the United Kingdom Craig Neame Chapter 7. Of Bills of Lading, Multimodal Transport Documents, and Other Things Professor Andrew Tettenborn Chapter 8. International Sale Contracts and Multimodal Transport Documents- Two Issues of Significance Professor D. Rhidian Thomas Chapter 9. All tied up? The Potential Impact of the Rotterdam Rules on Shippers’ Obligations to Carriers under Bill of Lading Clauses in respect of Goods Shipped David Glass Chapter 10. Multimodal Bills of Lading and Limitation Christopher Hancock QC Chapter 11. The Quest for An International Multimodal Transport Convention: Does the CMR Liability System Fit the Bill? Dr Theodora Nikaki Chapter 12. The Overall Impact of the Rotterdam Rules on the Liability of Multimodal Carriers and their Sub-contractors Professor Richard Williams Chapter 13. The European Project on Sustainable Multimodal Transport – Is a Harmonized Liability System the Right Tool? Dr Ellen Eftestøl-Wilhelmsson Part 4 Market Participants Chapter 14. The Liability of Freight Forwarders Professor Francis Reynolds QC Chapter 15. Terminal Operators and Liability for Cargo Claims under English Law Mr Simon Baughen Chapter 16. Cargo Insurance in the Multimodal Context – Full and Complete Cover? Professor Barış Soyer
Tables of cases, of UK legislation, of international conventions and treaties provide much of the necessary background documentation, and overall this book gives detailed insight into the complexities of multimodal transport while also providing much practical information for legal practitioners. - Marc A. Huybrechts, Leuven University, for Journal of International Maritime Law